Area News

St. Louis Woman Dies in I-44 Crash
Missourian — Posted on Monday October 20, 2014

A 69-year-old St. Louis woman was killed early Monday when she was involved in a one-vehicle accident on westbound Interstate 44 near the St. Clair rest area.

Attempted Abduction Near UMS Reported
Missourian — Posted on Monday October 20, 2014

A 13-year-old Union boy reported that he was chased on foot by a man during an attempted abduction Friday, police said.

Mini Door-to-Door Drive for United Way Wednesday
Missourian — Posted on Sunday October 19, 2014

A second mini door-to-door drive for the United Way will take place Wednesday, Oct. 22, in eight residential areas.

St. Clair Man Arrested After Pursuit
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Sunday October 19, 2014

On Sat., Oct. 18, at about 10:11 p.m., a Franklin County deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for traffic violations in the Sullivan area but the vehicle fled. The pursuit went in to Crawford County at which time the deputy terminated the pursuit. At 02:12 a.m., a second deputy observed the same vehicle in Sullivan […]

Adams Named Market President for U.S. Bank In Franklin County
Missourian — Posted on Sunday October 19, 2014

Dustin Adams has been named market president for U.S. Bank in Franklin County.

Mental Health Focus of Trip To Columbine
Missourian — Posted on Sunday October 19, 2014

Visiting Colorado’s Columbine High School, where 12 students and one teacher were murdered in 1999, allowed local law enforcement officers and school officials to gain ideas to improve school safety h

Council Will Vote on Camp Street Bridge Project Contract
Missourian — Posted on Saturday October 18, 2014

The Washington City Council will vote Monday night on a contract to award the Camp Street bridge project.

Council to Act On New Housing Development
Missourian — Posted on Saturday October 18, 2014

A plan to develop eight new single-family homes on vacant property at Olive and Main streets has won preliminary approval.

Possible Ownership of Old Bend Bridge Stirs Debate
Missourian — Posted on Saturday October 18, 2014

Alderman Steve Myers gave mixed messages last week on whether or not he will try to persuade fellow Pacific aldermen to accept ownership of the old Bend Bridge.

Attorneys Spar Over Possible Sunshine Law Violations
Missourian — Posted on Saturday October 18, 2014

There are questions as to whether the Union R-XI School Board violated state open record law by voting to sanction a board member in closed session.

Man Claims Mix-Up Over Grave Spaces Purchased From the City
Missourian — Posted on Saturday October 18, 2014

A Pacific man claims the city recently sold him a grave space in Resurrection Hill Cemetery, but he has learned that someone is buried in the space.

Discuss Modifications To City’s Water System
Missourian — Posted on Saturday October 18, 2014

Aldermen postponed a request for a $30,000 change order for the water department supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system that is currently being installed.

Council Will Vote on Camp Street Bridge Project Contract
Missourian — Posted on Saturday October 18, 2014

The Washington City Council will vote Monday night on a contract to award the Camp Street bridge project.

Contingency Funds Are Used for ImprovementsnFor City’s Portion of East Osage Project
Missourian — Posted on Saturday October 18, 2014

Pacific borrowed $219,000 from its contingency fund to pay the city’s portion of the East Osage construction project.

Two Pacific Policemen Recognized For Arrests Of Sullivan Robbery Suspects
Missourian — Posted on Saturday October 18, 2014

A broken headlight helped Pacific police stop two suspects wanted for armed robbery.

Board Members Lobby to Save Big Driver
Missourian — Posted on Saturday October 18, 2014

Because of budget cuts, Washington will no longer operate the Big Driver golf range and Little Putter miniature golf course.

Man Pinned Under Lawn Mower
Missourian — Posted on Saturday October 18, 2014

An employee from Hillermann’s Nursery was injured in an accident Thursday morning while operating a lawn mower.

De Soto Knocks Out Softball Lady Indians in Quarterfinals
Missourian — Posted on Saturday October 18, 2014

Pacific's run through the Class 3 softball playoffs has ended.

Gerald Police Report Mountain Lion Sighting
Missourian — Posted on Saturday October 18, 2014

Police said they sighted a mountain lion in western Franklin County, but that isn’t enough for a confirmed sighting, according to conservation officials.

Lawyer Turned Bank Robber Gets 24 Years
Missourian — Posted on Saturday October 18, 2014

A former Wentzville lawyer and businessman who robbed the Dutzow bank and shot a Missouri trooper has been sentenced to nearly 25 years in federal prison.

Parent, Teacher Conferences Scheduled for October 23n In Washington School District
Missourian — Posted on Saturday October 18, 2014

The Washington School District fall parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 23.

Suspect Arrested in Two-County Burglaries
Missourian — Posted on Saturday October 18, 2014

One man has been charged in a two-county burglary ring as authorities seek to question other suspects.

Investigate Burglaries in Two Counties, Suspect in Custody
Missourian — Posted on Saturday October 18, 2014

One man has been charged in a two-county burglary ring as authorities seek to question other suspects.

Blankenship Children Fundraiser
Missourian — Posted on Saturday October 18, 2014

There is a fundraiser underway to benefit the children of a man killed in a motocross crash at the Washington Town and Country Fair.

Attorneys Spar Over Possible Sunshine Law Violations
Missourian — Posted on Saturday October 18, 2014

There are questions as to whether the Union R-XI School Board violated state open record law by voting to sanction a board member in closed session.

Sale of River’s Edge Could Jeopardize Its Tax Abatements
Missourian — Posted on Saturday October 18, 2014

River’s Edge has recently changed ownership, and is working with the city to keep its eligibility for tax abatements as part of the Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ).

Sgt. Joshua Scheonhoff Expected in Sullivan this Evening
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday October 17, 2014

Sgt. Joshua Scheonhoff will be transported to Sullivan from Lambert Airport this evening for his funeral service taking place on Mon., Oct. 20. He is expected to arrive between 5:30-6:30 p.m. tonight. Please see the Bourbon Fire District’s Facebook page for further updates.

Staff Sgt. Joshua Schoenhoff body arriving Friday
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Friday October 17, 2014

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The body of one of three airmen who were swept away by high waves as they explored the island of Okinawa, Japan, was arriving Friday afternoon at Lambert-St. Louis International Airpo

Suspect in Franklin County Burglaries Arrested
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday October 17, 2014

Gasconade County Deputies recently arrested Alex B. Saebens following an investigation related to several burglaries in the Franklin and Gasconade County area. Around September 26, Franklin County Deputies worked a burglary of a residence east of Union. A vehicle was observed in the area that eventually led to the identification of a suspect. Firearms were […]

Funeral Services For Josh Schoenhoff
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday October 16, 2014

Funeral services  for Josh Schoenhoff will be conducted at 11 a.m., Monday, October 20, 2014 from Temple Baptist Church in Sullivan with interment in Gerth Cemetery, Bourbon, MO. Visitation will be held at Temple Baptist Church, Sunday evening from 4-8 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Staff Sergeant Joshua Schoenhoff Scholarship Fund […]